Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness

I want to mention this study because it makes a very good point about the need for acceptance and resiliency that comes from acceptance in coping with fibromyalgia. And also the complications mental illness puts on acceptance. The study: Patients With Fibromyalgia Reporting Severe Pain but Low Impact of the Syndrome: Clinical and Pain-Related Cognitive … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

My doctor seems to think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). By the way, I rather disagree with whoever named that- I have SAD. I have the SADs. It doesn't sound as serious as it can be with a name like that. SAD is a depression related to the changes of the seasons- typically fall … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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World Mental Health Day: surviving and mental slumps

Today is World Mental Health Day which is focusing on suicide prevention. However, I have written about that for suicide prevention month already: Chronic pain and suicide risk Chronic migraines and suicide awareness All I really have left to say about it is my personal experiences with suicide attempts. And preventing them from occurring again... … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: surviving and mental slumps

Chronic migraines and suicide awareness

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide Awareness is a cause close to my heart as I have had a few attempts due to unmanaged chronic migraines. It is also Pain Awareness Month. And these go hand in hand with chronic migraines. It is a hard topic for me to write about. It brings back echoes … Continue reading Chronic migraines and suicide awareness